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Gutenberg Museum

Gutenberg Museum Review

Opposite the east end of the cathedral (and closest to the Rhine) stands this fascinating museum, which is devoted to the history of writing and printing. Exhibits include historical printing presses, incunabula (books printed in Europe before 1501), and medieval manuscripts with illuminated letters, as well as three precious 42-line Gutenberg bibles printed circa 1455. A replica workshop demonstrates how Gutenberg implemented his invention of movable type.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Liebfrauenpl. 5, Mainz, 55116 | Map It
  • Phone: 06131/122–640
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 11–3
  • Website:
  • Location: Mainz
Updated: 11-14-2013

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